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change of meds
May 25, 2006

I have been on fortovase and combivir for 8 year now with wonderful results. Fortovase is now discontinued and my Dr switched to Lexiva. I am only concerned because I thought he'd give me Invirase instead (the so-called substitute for Fortovase by Roche). I have had no side effects. Is this combo just as good as the previous one? The last one worked great and I am very worried about changing.

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

You've had an outstanding long-term response and tolerability-- fosamprenavir (Lexiva, Telzir) has been a very well tolerated, newer PI in our hands. I don't expect that you'll have any problems wih the switch. Indeed, it's pretty rare for our patients to have any significant issues with the medication.

Let us know how you're experience goes. BY

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